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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Adding ability in author search to see multiple authors with similar names, and to globally change one to another (from Legacy Refworks)

    We track publications by authors at our organization, and we format the authors’ names so each one is always the same; e.g, Donald P. Wilson is always Wilson, Don P. even if it was imported from PubMed as Wilson DP. It was easy to search for an author’s name and globally change any stray formats into the same one in the Legacy RefWorks. We'd greatly appreciate having this restored in the new Refworks! Thank you for your consideration.

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  3. I miss a lot from refworks legacy the feature of "duplicate a reference"

    It saves a lot of time when input a some very similar references.

    4 votes
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  4. APA Output Style

    Create an option to truncate or untruncate the output in APA. There are times when a truncated citation in APA format is fine. Other times, I need to have a list of each and every author.

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  5. the option to copy references to other projects

    Please add the function to copy references to other projects not "Using the Export References" or "Using a Shared Folder".
    Both of these methods require many steps.
    We need more easy way to copy references to other projects.

    13 votes
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  6. improve custom field functionaliy


    1. Custom fields should be definable at the PROJECT level, as defaults to add to each new reference added to the project.

    2. Export and import of ref projects should include metadata for custom field names, and add those in (on import) so that the data is not lost.

    3. Allow for export of metadata, so that as instructor I can create a specific set of custom fields, and have students import it to start a project.

    2 votes
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  7. notification when new references are added to shared folders or projects

    especially when working with shared folders and projects it is very useful if I can easily spot recent changes / additions /modifications made by the other users of the project/folder.

    6 votes
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  8. Can you add the "International Journal of Renewable Energy Research" Citation?

    This style does not seem to exist yet on Refworks, and it is required for one of my classes

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  9. The ability to move references.

    Be able to move references manually since once you put them in besides the hard sorting of authors and such there is no way to change order.

    3 votes
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  10. Duplicate or copy a project

    It would be great to be able to duplicate or make a copy of a project. That way, if you share it or make any changes, you can make a copy for sharing or editing and save the original project, which includes not just the records, but the folder structure, in case you make mistakes or need to go back to the original. Exporting the citations does not save the folder structure or save all the changes you've made specifically in RefWorks to a citation.

    5 votes
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  11. Add Global edit

    legacy Refworks has global edit function, so I can edit language field at once. Thus, it is good for if my output style has two definition for different languages. However, New RefWorks has bulk edit function as similar as Global edit, but there is no function for editing languages filed.

    20 votes
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  12. List bibliography in Japanese phonetic alphabets order.

    Some of Japanese author guidelines requires authors to
    sort bibliography in Japanese phonetic alphabets order. But current RefWorks can not respond to this requirement and it reduce the value of RefWorks.
    It might depend on the bibliography database provides, but I am glad if you consider to improve this limitation.

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  13. Sort by Date on Table View

    We would like to sort references by data when we display RefWorks on table view.

    3 votes
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  14. Error al Referenciar en Vancouver

    Al referenciar con tipo de fuente TESIS, no genera correctamente la referencia. Por ejemplo debería tomar primero apellido del autor y luego inicial, pero hace lo contrario.

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  15. tags

    With a shared folder for a team, we're all adding references and trying to keep them organized. We initially used tags and then learned that they were account specific so other team members can't see our tags. However, tags are the best way to organize and search the entries. When added in shared folder, tags should be visible to all.

    11 votes
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  16. New feature to link references

    It will be very useful (at leas to me) to add a new feature that will allow to set a link between references, i.e.


    • is cited by

    • is review of

    • Is a rejoinder of

    • etc.

    And the posibility to use that feature while building bibiographies to inser while citing a book where is reviewed, who has cited it,etc.

    A search engine to follow that tree and navigate thru it would be useful too.

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  17. Modifying the view option when disply citations

    The options of displaying references as a table and exporting into Excel is the first step in the direction of using RefWorks not only for collecting and organizing citations but for analysis and synthesis of the literature.
    As now I have to ask my students to export RefWorks citations into Excel Synthesis Matrix form which allow them to analyze research studies (see the attachment of the matrix). They will delete columns/data that are not needed and add required data from the Research Notes field. It will be helpful if students can modify the Table view (add/remove columns) to include research…

    18 votes
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  18. Ability to de-duplicate shared folders

    It would be extremely useful to be able to de-duplicate shared folders, as students in my organization typically use shared folders to individually search for resources for a group project. The ability to de-duplicate the folder after the research portion of the project is over would be immediately helpful.

    7 votes
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  19. Allow successive folder assignments

    After successfully adding select citations from a list of records to a 1st folder, allow the user to go through the list again to pick other citations to add to other folders. Currently the "apply" button doesn't show up again until you refresh the page.

    My particular use case is systematic review screening. I go through a page of results selecting those I want to move to an "include" folder. Then I want to toggle the check boxes and add the others to an "exclude folder". I'd need to refresh the page to get the "apply" button back, loosing the…

    4 votes
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  20. Stop defaulting back to original settings

    I sometimes import large numbers of references or are working with databases with large numbers of references, so I set the number to display so that I can see all references on one page. RefWorks keeps defaulting back to 50 per page. I have to keep changing it back and have sometimes only edited/moved 50 references before I realized it had defaulted back and that the rest weren't displayed. Please also stop defaulting to sorting by date added or normal view instead of what I had changed it to. I set it a certain way for a reason and it…

    8 votes
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